Kochia scoparia (=Bassia scoparia)
common kochia, fireweed, Mexican burningbush, summercypress, mock cypress
disturbed/waste areas, cropland/pastureland
Regions likely to be Impacted:
NW, PH, SW
Present in Neighboring States?
AR, CO, KS, LA, MO, NM, TX
Currently known from Oklahoma?
Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org
What you should know!
Can outcompete native species. Can be toxic to livestock. A “tumbleweed” that is able to spread its seeds over areas. Introduced as an ornamental